In 1951, Tallulah Bankhead, the American film star, while attending a press conference at the Ritz to celebrate her arrival in London, took off her shoe, poured champagne into it and drank.
To mark this wonderful moment in history, The Ritz have created a champagne cocktail called The Tallulah, which is served to you and I, in a Louboutin glass stiletto. I do not jest. Tis true.
The (very delicious and ever so drinkable) cocktail is a clever concoction of Soshu Japanese spirit, jasmine pearl tea, Cinzano Bianco, geranium essence and Piper Heidsieck champagne and is designed by head bartender, Walter Pintus.
Here’s a little video I took of my experience of The Tallulah at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz…
The Ritz is so utterly and quintessentially old English, the experience is verging on magical… you do feel as though you are in another world.. or at least that you have stepped back in time – 1951, perhaps…
A very decadent and most dazzling treat.
(And I was singing Bugsy Malone, all the way home…)
The Tallulah cocktail costs £20